Georgetown CAS vs McDonough

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I am going to be transferring to Georgetown as a junior transfer. I was wondering if I should apply to Mcdonough school of business or the College of arts and sciences. I am currently a history major, and would like to major in history at Gtown. However, placement at banks is enormously important to me and I would be more than willing to enroll at MSB instead if it significantly increased my chances of getting interviews, offers, etc. How big of a difference in placement is there between the college and the business school? Do alot of Gtown college kids get Wall street offers compared with MSB?

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Jul 31, 2012

bumbp

Jul 31, 2012

or how about you aim to transfer to a target school instead?

Jul 31, 2012
sicktraveler:

or how about you aim to transfer to a target school instead?

^ You've clearly never worked at any reputable firm on the street. Gtown MSB undergrads are everywhere.

Jul 31, 2012

Get into MSB if you can, you'd have a hard time convincing people in IB why transferred and did history when there is a business school.

Jul 31, 2012

does everywhere include MO and BO?

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Jul 31, 2012

you give me the vibe of Mr. College Confidential

Jul 31, 2012

Sicktraveler, what exactly do you consider a target? sorry, im not gonna be able to transfer to HYPS... I have a 3.9, pretty sure Georgetown is my best bet...

Jul 31, 2012

ivies are a safe bet. so is duke. and uva.

you should try. i know many below-par stats people who got into ivies.

also, is georgetown's environment and culture somewhere and something that you can see yourself spending in for the next 2 years?

Jul 14, 2013

Duke didn't have any spots for junior transfers this year, so I can't imagine that's a "safe bet."

Jul 31, 2012

thenba,

good luck

bonegrinderz,

i would spend $40,000 elsewhere and not finding myself to constantly justify my actions later on

Jul 31, 2012

I don't exactly see who is "constantly justifying their actions" when someone who doesn't know much, apparently, about this industry, comes up here and posts nonsense about the subject. If you want him to consider Cornell AEM > Georgetown, that also wouldn't be very smart just because it's an "ivy" (and a state school, at that). Look at the 2011 placement statistics of AEM vs. Georgetown (Even CAS, as MSB would blow AEM out of the water) then come back and tell me AEM is still better. More people get S&T/Banking out of CAS GTown than they do Cornell AEM, which is surprising, as it gets hyped up to another degree on this board.

Jul 31, 2012

you,sir, are assuming a lot of things for someone on the internet.

adcom prolly made a mistake

Jul 31, 2012

Don't know what I'm assuming, the data is right there for you to find yourself. Cornell AEM admits 50% of applicants. It's a complete joke to get into. You'll be questioning yourself all 2 years of your time there if you go, as you'll be surrounded by community college kids and it will feel more like a state school than an Ivy League school. Georgetown is smaller, harder to get into by a long shot, offers internships during the year, and has a cheap bus service into and out of NYC (~$8/each way) for networking on the weekends. Add to the the D1 basketball and national reputation, you have one of the best universities in the world. Also helps that the campus is beautiful, in a very wealthy area of DC, compared to Cornell's rural location and buildings spread out for miles.

Jul 31, 2012

hahhaaa

thanks for entertaining me with my humble dinner when everyone has emptied out.

go on

Jul 31, 2012

http://dpb.cornell.edu/documents/1000156.pdf
http://www.sunyrockland.edu/current-students/stude...
There you have it. ~50% acceptance rate into CALS, plus an articulation agreement allowing anyone who gets a 3.0 at a community college into AEM. Prestigious my ass.

Jul 31, 2012

"Prestigious my ass"

yo, stay classy please.

Jul 31, 2012

to thread starter,

there you go. all the information you need. make a wise choice please.

peace out. hahahaa

Jul 14, 2013

Every Duke kid I spoke with had coincidentally chosen the school over Cornell as well.

Jul 31, 2012

10/10 anyone?

Nov 29, 2012

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Aug 1, 2012

Still not sure what to do here... My GPA would probably be better doing History... I have a 3.9 right now fitnessmodel and am applying to UVA, Georgetown and Northwestern... I feel like I'll probably get in one of them... I'm just trying to understand if it would be better to go to the business school of Gtown vs the CAS.. Looking for more input help me out guys.

Aug 1, 2012

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Jul 14, 2013

You'll be find with History as long as you are able to show a clear interest in Finance on your resume.

Aug 1, 2012

someone sounds a bit defensive about him not being able to get into McDonough...

Aug 1, 2012

Thanks thenba, I'm thinking im just going to go with history... I'm sure I can tie an interest in history to finance. What do you mean JustAdude? Mcdonough is about equally difficult to get in to as the college.

Sep 6, 2012

Bonegrinderz - hear back from georgetown, uva and northeastern yet? What did you decide?

Sep 6, 2012

Georgetown by a mile dude...it might be the best represented school on Wall Street.

Sep 6, 2012

Agreed. I'd say georgetown first, then uva, then northeastern but curious as to what he went with.

Sep 13, 2012
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Jul 24, 2013